New Releases: July 25

1. Step-Brothers (3,094 Theaters, 95 Minutes, Rated R): Will Ferrell excels at one thing–playing an overgrown man child. And now he has the perfect venue for it.

He stars with John C. Reilly as a pair of step-brothers, united as adults when their parents marry. They go through the typical growing pains newly formed sibilings do: Space issues, jealousy, trying to bury each other in the backyard. You know, the usual stuff.

It gives Ferrell a chance to act as infantile as he wants to. I have have a higher tolerance for Ferrell than most people, so that might be a good thing. But if the movie is half as funny as that poster, it should be hilarious.

 

 2. The X-Files: I Want to Believe (3,185 Theaters, Rated PG): I was never a big fan of The X-Files. A part of me thinks I should be, but I always found it a bit to stuffy for my tastes.

But I was in the minority. It had a big and devoted fan base. The kind that knows each episode down to the most minute detail–it had a cult following.

And I had heard that some fans weren’t happy with the way the series ended. There were too many unanswered questions for their liking.

Lucky for them. Scully and Mulder are reunited for this movie. Unlucky for them, there doesn’t appear to be any answers in this film. I could be wrong, like I said, I wasn’t a fan, but I didn’t see any “big reveal” moments in the trailer.

About William Gatevackes 1952 Articles
William is cursed with the shared love of comic books and of films. Luckily, this is a great time for him to be alive. His writing has been featured on Broken Frontier.com, PopMatters.com and in Comics Foundry magazine.
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